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Auto Parts Supplier Fined $4.5 Million For Bid-Rigging

A Japanese motor vehicle components supplier, Yamashita Rubber, pleaded guilty to participating in an bid-rigging and was fined $4.5 million by the Superior of Justice. Yamashita participated in the Bureau’s Leniency Program. According to the Competition Bureau, Yamashita conspired with another Japanese components supplier to rig bids for anti-vibration components and systems for certain Civic and CRV models manufactured in .

This marks the seventh guilty plea since the Competition Bureau’s large-scale investigation in the  industry began in December 2009, bringing the total fines to just over $56 million.

See our summary table for all auto parts guilty pleas to date.


Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun is a former associate of Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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